Chinese Arts at Wellington City Libraries

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Come and learn traditional Chinese handicrafts at the Central Library on Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th of December! The events will be held from 10am  – 4pm on both days.

Five artists from northern China will demonstrate the traditional handicrafts that include sugar art, Manchu paper-cutting, Liaoning knot art, amber carving and dough modelling. This is organized by the China Cultural Centre in New Zealand.

Best of all, you can learn how to make some of the artwork and take it home!  Please ring 8014083 or email enquiries@wcl.govt.nz if you’d like to know more about these events.

– 6 Dec    10:00am-4:00pm,   Sugar art, dough modelling, and paper cutting

– 7 Dec    10:00pm- 4:00pm,    Sugar art, dough modelling, knot making, amber carving, and paper cutting

Chinese reading and writing group

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Are you interested in reading Chinese classic literature and writing articles in Chinese? Do you enjoy having a cup of hot Chinese tea? Your articles could be selected and published on the Chinese Newspaper: HomeVoice. Meetings are held every Friday on 10:00am-12:30pm near the computer books on the First Floor at the Central Library. For more information, please contact: Qiyuan Zhou 5667610.

你喜欢阅读中国传统文学及诗词吗?你喜欢写作和品茶吗?您的文章有可能被选中并发表在惠灵顿乡音报纸上。惠灵顿华文读写协会欢迎您的加入。每周五早上10:00点到中午12:30。 地点是,惠灵顿市中心图书馆二楼(First floor), 电脑书旁。联系人,周起源:5667610。

電子菜譜:廣式燒臘點心 – New Cooking eBooks in Cantonese

資深大廚教你製作美味燒臘,精緻點心,經典糖水.在線閲讀或下載

Overdrive cover 在家做燒味, 陳偉 (eBook)
“香港的燒味舉世馳名,許多香港人都愛吃這種食物,資深燒臘名師陳偉把繁複的專業技藝,簡化成在家也能做到的燒烤食物,書中有香料和一般常用味醬介紹,並附有許多個人製作心得,與讀者分享。全書介紹了50多款美味食物,還運用那些滷燻食物再配搭其他食材,變化成許多家常菜餚,天天有加餸。” (Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover 美味滋补煲汤, 刘振鹏 (eBook)
“冬春季,餐桌上有碗热气腾腾的鲜汤,常使人垂涎欲滴,既能取暖,又能开胃,夏秋季节,餐桌上有碗凉的差不多的清肺汤,既能排毒,又能养颜,想想就觉得胃口大开。《美味滋补煲汤》主要内容包括:煲汤全攻略、滋补蔬菜汤、滋补肉菜汤、滋补水产汤和滋补甜汤。内容丰富、信息量大、实用性强。助您喝出健康好身体。” (Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover 糖水, Unknown (eBook)
“香港潮流糖水和經典糖水共冶一爐,簡單易做,撘配新穎,顏色吸引,除了自家烹煮外,還可作糖水店的參考建議。” (Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover 蔡潔儀百味料理–香港糕點, 蔡潔儀 (eBook)
“蔡潔儀百味料理的叢書之一,挑選香港常見50款糕點甜品編集成書,尤其是節慶食品、坊間小吃等。每款食譜會突出烹調成品特色與技法,以及每菜一食材的介紹。” (Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover 天天吃海魚, 陳紀臨 (eBook)
“每菜一魚,標有其特徵、別名和烹調方法,還兼附魚相片,方便確認。作者是飲食世家出身,博學多聞,游走四方,全書挑選40多道魚菜,深入考究每種魚的資料,運用不同的烹調技巧,突顯菜式。篇末還附加海魚概說,增加閱讀興趣和常識。” (Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover 一盅兩件, 黃健欽 (eBook)
“資深點心師黃健欽擁有40多年入廚經驗,其點心作品創意不凡。點心離不開飲茶,本書既講點亦講茶。55款創新口味或造型的點心中,有「飲茶」必食的多款美點外,還以茶入饌,煎炒焗炸蒸煮等法炮製的美點,均有圖解詳細解說製作方法,是點心製作愛好者必備的參考書。” (Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover 食療食物大全, 鍾庸 (eBook)
“‧利用食物防治疾病,在中國已有數千年歷史。食物藥源,到處可見,不論瓜果蔬菜,還是糧食肉蛋,既可食用,又能入藥,具有安全可靠,簡單易行的特色。 ‧本書用數百張彩圖和簡明扼要的文字,深入淺出的紹了達三百種「食用的藥物」,取這些飲食物料作為輔助治療劑或食療品,都能收到恢復健康,促進病體痊癒的效果。 ‧本書原作者是譽滿港澳的已故著名中醫鍾庸先生,有豐富的臨床經驗。原書出版多年,現今再經本草學及食療專家關培生先生對全書作修訂,在考核名實,評述氣味功能,解說食療功效和闡釋實際應用方面都作了嚴謹的校勘,使全書更具科學性,並充份反映了目前食療研究的成果。 ‧本書附錄了常用食療方及百餘種常見食物的詳細營養成份分析表,具有相當高的參考價值。” (Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover 家有靚湯, 伊曼 (eBook)
“喝湯是飲食文化一種,香港湯種可說是五花八門,有養生湯、滾煮湯和西式湯羹等。這本書集合了四十多種湯,中西合璧,還附加了選煲心得,食譜還兼備了中、英、印尼文,適合不同讀者的需要,自用或送禮皆宜。書末還附設了常用湯料的認字咭以供外傭使用。” (Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover 真味香港菜, 陳紀臨 (eBook)
“作者夫婦是著名食家「特級校對」陳夢因先生的子媳,繼承其父對飲食的品鑒,強調廚藝,捨棄盲目追求名貴食物,堅持「做菜是要用心來做,不是用手來做」的理念。本書以實例發揚「特級校對」的飲食哲學,除了提供具體的份量和烹調的步驟方法,還講述做菜的道理,使讀者能利用今天的食材和廚房設備,容易地做出可口的家常菜。陳家廚房從來沒有秘密,有的是特級校對留下的做菜智慧和思考方法,悟道者受益不盡。 本書借著懷舊菜式喚起集體回憶,提倡「在家吃飯」,讓讀者們一起感受家庭溫馨。” (Overdrive description)

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Chinese Language Week at the library 7-11 September, in Chinese

图书馆中文周,9月7-11号

欢迎来惠林顿市图书馆体验中国语言文化。九月7-11号之间,您可参加很多活动: 包括太极课,中文电影,给儿童有你好中文故事童谣会,等等。全部免费.

Nihao Stories & Rhymes session 你好中文故事童谣会
你好故事童谣会将会在中文周分别在市中心和三个分图书馆举行。无需预定。
– 市中心图书馆:每周四早上10:00-10:30.免费.
– Karori图书馆:九月8号周二早上10:30-11:00.免费.
– Johnsonville图书馆: 九月7号周一早上10:30-11:00.免费.
– Kilbirnie图书馆: 九月11号周五早上11:00-11:30.免费.

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欢迎到图书馆参加30分钟的学说汉语课程。课程将使用汉语角的中英双语书籍,主讲问候,旅游和一些常用的汉语。
-市中心图书馆: 九月8号下午1:00-1:30 。免费。请在图书馆开放时间致电图书馆预订,电话是:8014068(英文)或8014083(中文)。
-Karori图书馆: 九月11号下午3:30-4:00。免费。

Syndetics book cover太极课
腰酸背痛,身心疲惫?有多年经验太极教练Aaron Lavack会来市中心图书馆免费教授阳式太极。太极能够减轻压力,加强放松。太极将在九月11号中午12:30-1:30在市中心图书馆底楼举行。无需预定。

Syndetics book cover中文电影之夜
欢迎您和您的朋友来图书馆享受免费的中文电影。电影公司授权在图书馆免费放映这两部电影。座位有限,请务必定位。请在图书馆开放时间致电图书馆预订,电话是:8014068(市中心图书馆)或8014083(中文)3892830(Newtown图书馆)。注意:如果您订了位但是6点没来,您的座位会被让给先到了在等待的顾客。
市中心图书馆: 九月9号晚6:00-8:00费。我们会放映'消失的子弹'。由刘青云,谢霆峰主演. (16禁).
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图书馆:九月11晚6:00-8:00。免费我们会放映一部众星云集的电影,改编自神话传说,您应该已经看过此主题的电视剧。欢迎致电图书馆查询电影名字。

基本 RGB国画课
著名画家成德玉将专程来惠林顿图书馆教授国画课。欢迎加入这艺术之旅。
– 市中心图书馆:9月7号早11:00-12:00.

liu qian xiang书法课
书法家和画家刘谦祥将来Jonsonville图书馆教授中国传统文化:书法。时间是9月11号早11:00-12:00. 免费.
市中心图书馆导览
您知道图书馆最高层有惠林顿市的出生,结婚,死亡历史记录吗?您知道图书馆的中文书在哪里吗?中文周中,您可以参加免费的图书馆导览,了解图书馆和图书馆的藏书。这是一个中文的导览。您可参加任一时段:九月7号 和九月10号下午2:30-4:00。请务必预订。请在图书馆开放时间致电图书馆预订,电话是: 8014068(英文) 或8014083(中文)

Overdrive cover使用电子书学习中文
中英双语的电子书和电子有声读物是学习中文的好帮手。您可以上网或下载到电脑或手机。浏览OverDrive的电子书和电子有声读物.

阅读电子中文报纸
欢迎通过惠林顿图书馆PressDisplay 纽约时报免费阅读当天的电子版报纸。
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New Chinese Corner at the Central Library

Discover a rich and colourful collection of Chinese Language teaching books at the Wellington Central Library. Look at different ways of learning Chinese with the help of the new teaching resources found in the Chinese Corner and explore the plethora of new books, DVDs and CDs.
The launch of the donated new Chinese Collection was hosted at the Central library last Monday, by the Mayor Celia Wade-Brown, the Chinese Ambassador Wang Lutong, the Director of the Confucius Institute and invited guests.
Find out more about the Chinese language, history and culture and make the most out of the easily accessible teaching resources available to borrow for free at the new Chinese Corner. You are all welcome to visit!
Chinese Corner
Ba xian guo hai xue han yu. v.1A [electronic resource] = Chinese your way / chu pin ren: Mei guo Mixigen zhou li da xue Kongzi xue yuan ; chuang yi: Zhao Yong ; bian xie: Cao Xiaoyan , Wang Ji, Li Fujia deng.
Learn Chinese through stories or ‘travel logs’ recorded by several American high school students’ while traveling in China. Learners can choose to browse the stories or to use interactive features to learn words, grammar, communicative usages and other cultural information related to the stories.

Ti yan Han yu. Xie zuo jiao cheng = Experiencing Chinese. [Writing course] / zhu bian Chen Zuohong deng [et al.].

Chinese for children. 1 / Multimedia Press China Central Radio & TV University ; ChinaSprout.
Chinese lessons for children in the form of a story that can be used in a home or classroom setting. Learn to recognize and write common characters, as well as match them with Pinyin and English.

Common knowledge about Chinese culture = Zhongguo wen hua chang shi / The Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council, China Overseas Exchanges Association.

Five thousand years of Chinese characters [videorecording] / chief producer, Xu Lin ; produced by the Office of the Chinese Language Council International (Hanban) / Confucius Institute Headquarters, Beijing.
Introduces the evolvement of Chinese characters and demonstrates the impact Chinese characters have exerted on the enduring unification of China, and on the passing on of Chinese culture. Serving as comparisons, the evolution of other languages is also discussed during the narration of the history of Chinese characters.

听说写, 学英文

Learn English from Chinese using our Overdrive eBook and eAudiobook collections.

在家也能学英语了. 除了阅读非常方便的电子书以外,您还可以在家听这些电子有声读物, 学习标准的英文发音: 英语语言课程 会将每个句子用中文和英文阅读; Easy Pronounciation 会教纯正的英文发音; Easy English Vocabulary 会讲解词语, 意思, 和对话.

Overdrive cover 临时应急会话宝典 (Emergency Conversation Skills), by [爱尔兰]艾诗琳 (eBook)
“本书主要是为英语口语学习者准备的,以句子的形式表达各种情况。句子中包括了实用的词汇及短语。对于有相同说法的词语或句子,书中也做了说明。本书以主题划分,分为十大主题,主题以下又划分为具体的状况,比如:逛街购物时如何讨价还价,挑选衣服;面试找工作时,应聘者如何自我介绍,面试者如何提问;身在外国时需要去药店、去医院等等,涉及日常生活、工作、出国等方方面面,读者可以很轻松地找到应急的那句话。同时还配备MP3,让你听到原汁原味的英音。” (Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover 新编商务英语谈判技巧, by 丁丽军 (eBook)
“编写本教材旨在为高职高专院校商务英语专业学生学习国际商务谈判知识,熟悉跨文化交流的要求,掌握跨文化交流的技巧,提高国际商务谈判能力提供有效的训练指南与训练素材。全书分16个单元,涵盖国际商务谈判的各个方面,其中包括谈判目标的建立、谈判信息的收集、国际商务谈判的原则、谈判的质量要求及在不同场景下与不同谈判主题的谈判技巧介绍和对应的练习。本教材结合商务英语专业的培养特点,各单元内容丰富,既提供了专业性较强的知识讲解,也配备了简单实用的语言和专业练习;既体现了专业知识讲授的特点,也兼顾了科学的语言教学方法。教材专业性强、实用性突出,适合高职院校商务英语专业及经贸类相关专业学生使用,也可作为具有初、中级英语水平学习者的业余学习材料。” (Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover English Course (from Chinese), by Ann-Charlotte Wennerholm (Audiobook)
“English Basic Course. Listen-Repeat-Learn. Listen: Hear a phrase first in Chinese and then twice in English. Repeat: Practice at your own pace and learn the pronunciation. Learn: You may begin to start using your new language within a few exercises. This is a bilingual (Chinese to English) downloadable course in English. The course contains of 3 hours MP3/AAC-file downloaded recorded material and 2 course booklets in PDF-format.” (Abridged from Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover English Grammar for Chinese Speakers, by Linan Shi (eBook)
English Grammar for Chinese Speakers is the only book available for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level Chinese students, teachers, interpreters, and translators interested in mastering the English language. The book divides English grammar learning into three basic sentence patterns: 1. subject – link verb – predicative, 2. subject – predicate, and 3. there be. Grammar content is essential for students to acquire the important skills and master the English language. Tools used in the book are easy to learn and understand. Furthermore, the book contains very useful vocabulary for practice in every day’s life communications. Students are sure to get the best results through learning the parts of speech and sentences. When applying all the vocabulary in this book into the three basic sentence patterns, students will be ready to enter into the mainstream English-speaking society everywhere.” (Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover 物流英语, by 刘晶璟 熊秀琼 (eBook)
“本书内容涵盖了物流系统中各环节的专业英语知识,具体包括物流及供应链、运输、配送、库存管理、物料搬运、包装、客户服务、物流信息技术、国际采购、货运代理、物流单据、商务函件等。  全书分为12个单元,每单元设理论教学和实训部分。理论教学部分根据单元主题编写两篇英文课文,文章选材新颖、难度适宜,每篇课文后设有单词表、注释及不同形式的练习题。实训部分特别设计了技能训练和实用短句,训练形式多样,采取情境对话、口语交流、场景模拟、单据制作等形式,还穿插游戏等增加趣味性,加深学生对物流英语知识和技能的掌握,锻炼学生的英语实际应用能力,突出高等职业教育的特点。  本书可作为高职院校物流专业英语教材,也可作为企事业单位物流英语培训用书或物流从业者的自学材料。” (Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover Daily Life Talk, by Li Shujuan (eBook)
Talk Chinese Series is the first series on practical colloquial Chinese, compiled and developed based on the theory of communicative functions. By imitating real life situations, it allows learners to experience the charm of the Chinese language and learn the most commonly used words, phrases, slangs, customary usages, everyday expressions and sentences. As long as one masters the contents of this series, one can respond comfortably in most situations with the knowledge and oral expressions learned.” (Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover Easy Pronunciation, by Living Language (Audiobook)
“More than nine million Americans do not speak English well or at all (according to the 2000 U.S. Census), and only two million of those adults can afford the time and cost required to enroll in an ESOL class. This comprehensive self-study course offers an affordable—and highly effective—alternative to classroom study. Easy Pronunciation is for all levels of ESOL students as well as native speakers with strong regional accents.” (Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover Easy English Vocabulary, by Living Language (Audiobook)
“Brand new audio-only ESL program. A good vocabulary is critical for communication, and this program teaches students the most important words they need to get by in English. This two-hour recording is perfect for learning on the go, and for studying vocabulary while commuting, running errands, or at the gym. Key Features16 lessons, each focused on a specific theme. Themes include hobbies, law & government, sports & recreation, and more. Each lesson includes words, definitions and a dialogue.” (Overdrive description)

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Learn Chinese with eBooks and eAudio Books

If you are learning to speak Mandarin or Cantonese, or starting to write Chinese characters, you can find help in these free ebooks.

Overdrive cover Mandarin, by Wei Jin (Audiobook)
“The audio course guides learners through a series of 12 short units. Each unit introduces around 5 new key words or phrases before expanding on the basic vocabulary with practice activities, memory tips and culture and etiquette advice. An accompanying 48-page colour booklet provides full transcripts of the conversations as well as helpful hints to guide the user through their learning experience. Unit 1: Greetings Unit 2: Attracting Attention Unit 3: Exchanging Courtesies Unit 4: Asking Questions Unit 5: Where are you from? Unit 6: Going Places Unit 7: Asking Directions Unit 8: Where can we eat? Unit 9: Getting Transport Unit 10: Ordering a drink Unit 11: Asking for a room Unit 12: All about food!” (Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover Dr. Blair’s Chinese In No Time, by Dr. Robert Blair (Audiobook)
“Does the idea of rote memorization and grammar drills bore you? DR. BLAIR’S Chinese (Mandarin) IN NO TIME will teach you how to speak a new language in no time, at the best prices around.” (Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover Traveltalk® Chinese Cantonese, by Penton Overseas, Inc. (Audiobook)
“TravelTalk presents a simplified language survival system for travelers. Includes audio in both English & target language to help ensure that travelers will arrive and survive and enjoy communicating with native speakers.” (Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover Mandarin, by HarperCollins Publishers (Audiobook)
“Pick up the essentials of the Mandarin language with this easy-to-use audio introduction. Covering everything from finding your way to talking about yourself, this Collins 40-minute audio can help you learn short and simple phrases quickly by just listening and repeating. This audio lesson is also designed to compliment the Collins Gem Mandarin Phrasebook for an indispensable language guide.” (Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover Essential Chinese, by Philip Yungkin Lee (eBook)
“A concise Mandarin Chinese phrase book and guide to Chinese language, Essential Chinese contains basic vocabulary necessary for communicating in Mandarin Chinese.” (Abridged from Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover Instant Chinese, by Boyé Lafayette De Mente (eBook)
“It’s amazing how 100 key words and phrases provide instant communication!D o you want to speak simple Mandarin Chinese but are too busy to study it? Are you visiting China for a short time and want a Mandarin phrase book to help you communicate? If so, this is the book for you. It includes all the essential content necessary to speak basic Mandarin. The idea of Instant Chinese is simple—learn 100 words and phrases and say 1,000 things… A brief guide to pronunciation allows the user to say the phrases correctly.” (Abridged Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover My First Book of Chinese Words, by Faye-Lynn Wu (eBook)
“”Z is for zàijiàn. “Goodbye!” we say—more good times together when we meet another day.” My First Book of Chinese Words introduces Chinese language to preschool children in a gentle, playful way. The ABC structure provides a familiar framework that encourages fun and easy learning. The everyday words presented in this book include many that have special significance in Chinese culture. Each word is presented in Chinese characters (both Simplified and Traditional) as well as in Romanized form (Pinyin). Cultural and linguistic notes enhance the learning experience. And kids will love the wonderful Chinese family, beautifully illustrated in gentle colours, who will take them from page to page!” (Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover Chinese Folklore Tales, by J. Macgowan (eBook)
“A fantastic collection of eleven traditional folklore tales from ancient China.” (Overdrive description)

Chinese E-Books on Overdrive. 中文电子书, 不出门就能看!

不用出门, 就能借中文书啦! 惠林頓图书馆OverDrive电子书库, 新进了数百本中文书籍. 现在你可以学英语, 学中文, 学摄影,学钓鱼,甚至学k歌. 这里还有:育儿书,儿童图画故事书,青少年探险故事书,旅游书, 菜谱, 中医养生, 以及现代小说. 只需在以下链接中http://wcl.govt.nz/downloads/ 点击 OverDrive, 点击右上角的小箭头, 先选择中文, 再点击高级搜索, 在所有语言中(All Languages), 选择Chinese,就可以找到简体和繁体的中文电子书了.

Check out our new Chinese eBooks and eAudio books on OverDrive. It’s a great opportunity to learn Mandarin, Cantonese, and Chinese cultures. To find the Chinese eBooks, select Advanced Search, and in the “All Languages” options, choose Chinese.

We have added around 200 Chinese eBooks, ranging from: romance, sci-fi, mystery, health, history, education, graphic novels, children’s fiction, picture books, and many more. You can also navigate the site in Simplified Chinese. Just select Chinese from the drop-down menu at the very top of the Overdrive page. We will continue to add to the eBook selection as more Chinese titles are added by Overdrive. Happy reading!

Overdrive cover K歌技巧100问, 通过  蔡志辉 (eBook)
“蔡志辉所著的《K歌技巧100问》以一问一答的形式呈现,以帮助业余唱歌爱好者解决演唱中遇到的困惑。其最大特点为问题普遍鲜明,有针对性,回答言简意赅,通俗易懂,即用通俗的语言,专业的方法去解决最棘手的问题。” (Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover Mandarin, 通过 Wei Jin (Audiobook)
“The audio course guides learners through a series of 12 short units. Each unit introduces around 5 new key words or phrases before expanding on the basic vocabulary with practice activities, memory tips and culture and etiquette advice. An accompanying 48-page colour booklet provides full transcripts of the conversations as well as helpful hints to guide the user through their learning experience. Unit 1: Greetings Unit 2: Attracting Attention Unit 3: Exchanging Courtesies Unit 4: Asking Questions Unit 5: Where are you from? Unit 6: Going Places Unit 7: Asking Directions Unit 8: Where can we eat? Unit 9: Getting Transport Unit 10: Ordering a drink Unit 11: Asking for a room Unit 12: All about food!” (Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover 临时应急会话宝典 (Emergency Conversation Skills), 通过  [爱尔兰]艾诗琳 (eBook)
“本书主要是为英语口语学习者准备的,以句子的形式表达各种情况。句子中包括了实用的词汇及短语。对于有相同说法的词语或句子,书中也做了说明。本书以主题划分,分为十大主题,主题以下又划分为具体的状况,比如:逛街购物时如何讨价还价,挑选衣服;面试找工作时,应聘者如何自我介绍,面试者如何提问;身在外国时需要去药店、去医院等等,涉及日常生活、工作、出国等方方面面,读者可以很轻松地找到应急的那句话。同时还配备MP3,让你听到原汁原味的英音。” (Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover 大众美食馆:包子·饺子(General Cuisine: Buns and Dumplings), 通过  夏金龙 (eBook)
“作者夏金龙中国烹饪大师,中国餐饮文化名师,中华名厨,国家高级烹饪技师,国家高级营养师,国家高级职业经理人,中国饭店业金牌总厨,中国十大最有发展潜力轻年厨师,全国饭店业国家级评委,国际东方药膳食疗保健学会常务理事,法国国际美食会远东区域中国分会名誉会长2007年被法国国际美食会授予法国蓝带三星勋章,法国国际美食博士勋章,国际酒店管理专家勋章 《大众美食馆·掌中宝口袋菜谱:包子·饺子》是掌中宝的口袋菜谱,主要内容包括:蟹肉小笼包、灯笼钳花包、香猪包、叉烧包、墨鱼包、百结包、南瓜包、鲤鱼包、花篮烧卖、水煎包、生煎包子、干蒸烧卖、山东包子、莲花包等。” (Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover 实用钓鱼百科 (Encyclopedia for Fishing), 通过  徐仁行 (eBook)
“钓鱼为什么对人有如此大的吸引力呢?有人说:”钓鱼之乐不在鱼”,”一竿在手,其乐无比。”钓鱼爱好者把钓鱼视为人生的一大乐趣。当你在紧张的工作之余,到江河湖海去领略一下大自然的风光,呼吸清新的空气,享受一下鱼儿咬钩时的快感与乐趣,这是没钓过鱼的人所无法体会的。钓鱼活动还是一种很好的锻炼身体的方法,与打太极拳、练健身操、舞剑等活动有同样的趣味性。如果你能经常参加钓鱼活动,对你的身体健康肯定大有好处。特别是对那些患植物神经功能紊乱、神经衰弱、心悸胸闷、轻度肺结核的病人以及身体处于病后康复期的人更有益处。同时,钓鱼活动还非常适合中老年人的生理特点。它既缓解了工作的压力,排除不良情绪,又可以充实生活,排遣空虚,同时可以抗老防衰,延年益寿。” (Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover 最热最热的76个科学知识:蚊子血真能造出恐龙吗? ( 76 Most Awesome Trivia Questions: Can we clone a dinosaur by using the blood of a mosquito? ), 通过  Da Mi (eBook)
“肉食动物只吃草能活下去吗?斑马到底是黑底白纹,还是白底黑纹?蜘蛛丝真的比钢筋还强韧?……每当抚摸小狗毛茸茸的身体,你是否想过与地球上的所有动物都成为知心朋友?快快翻开这本《蚊子血真能造出恐龙吗?》吧,你将在开怀大笑中,获得天文、地理、历史、文化、科学等方面许许多多有趣的知识。” (Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover 短片也风流:50部欧洲最新获奖电影短片评介, 通过  季巧微 (eBook)
“本书收集了50部在国际知名电影节上最新获奖的欧洲短片,以出品时间为序,对各部分影片进行介绍、评赏。《短片也风流:欧洲50部最新获奖电影短片评介》像万花筒一样,能让我们了解到欧洲丰富的短片创作,希望有一天我们中国的短片创作也能够活跃起来,也希望更多的媒体、网络或者DVD出版商有兴趣积极出版和介绍这些短片。” (Overdrive description)

Community Languages

Are you fluent in Italian, French or Chinese and searching for a new inspirational read? Take a look at this list of recent picks which includes a good selection of stories to keep you entertained.

  • Italian Books

Over 10 Italian novels of different genres have been added to our collection this month. Following are three books you can include on your reading list right now.

L'uomo neroL’uomo nero e la bicicletta blu, by Eraldo Baldini.
Set in the rural Italy of the 70’s, where the centuries of civilisation are confronting the modern world of technicolour films and men on the moon.  A village inhabited by weird adults and a child with a vivid imagination. (Drawn by publisher’s description)

Non Lasciarmi, By Kazuo Ishiguro.
A novel written by a Japanese author whose family migrated to
England when he was six years old. Three children growing up in a boarding school, are subjected to probing experiments by their teachers, which threatened their loyalty to one another. (Drawn by publisher’s description)

Famiglie, by Francesca Comencini.
The story of two families, one with a mother of two children by a former relationship, the other a conservative catholic couple whose adopted daughter has a close friendship with the young girl from the other family. The book explores the affections of one and the more rigid bonds of the other. (Drawn by publisher’s description)

  • French books

Check out the latest additions to our French language section, including psychological thrillers, interesting stories about relationships and biographies.

cover imageDieu Voyage Toujours Incognito, by L. Gounelle.
On the verge of committing suicide, Alan is saved by a stranger who wants his complete obedience in exchange for the secret of a better life. Although in the form a novel, this book is an exploration of psychology theories with the aim of showing that a better, happier, more content life is within veryone’s grasp. Written in an easy style, this is an optimistic and pleasant read, between self-help and fiction.
(Drawn by publisher’s description)

Le quai de Ouistreham, by Florence Aubenas.
In this book, the author gives a personal account of a social experiment she carried out in 2009, which sole purpose was to investigate how difficult it would be to find a job as a school leaver. Her story covers the 6 months period it will take her to finally find a short term contract for a few hours of work per week. She uncovers a world of constant anxiety, desperation, extreme hardship that is the fate of many in today’s France. Yet what she finds is support, generosity and solidarity in the face of adversity. Investigative journalism at its best, this book is an open window onto an often ignored side of modern French society. (Drawn by publisher’s description)

La Fille de Papier, by G. Musso.
A famous writer’s inspiration is drying out when suddenly his story’s heroin appears in real life. Attractive and desperate, she will die if he stops writing. This is the beginning of a fascinating adventure for the two protagonists, in a constant swirl between fiction and reality. (Drawn by publisher’s description)

  • Chinese books

We have expanded our range of Chinese books on health, history, biography and cooking. If you are just browsing you can start with the books listed here!

Qu bie zhen de yi wan zhong yong tu = Qu bie zhen de yi wan zhong yong tuQu bie zhen de yi wan zhong yong tu = Qu bie zhen de yi wan zhong yong tu / Ke Yunlu zhu.
In this book the author suggests a few ideas, tips and ways to be good at your work, maintaining a successful career. He offers advice how to keep meaningful relationships that can improve your lifestyle in all aspects. (Drawn by publisher’s description)

Jing dian ka fei yiao zhi shou ce.
A book for coffee lovers with recipes and superb ideas how to make and present the most amazing cups of coffee. Included is a list of tips, starting from how to create the perfect shot of espresso to learning the art of frothing the milk for cappuccinos and latte. (Drawn by publisher’s description)

1988 : Wo xiang he zhe ge shi jie tan tan / Han Han zuo pin.
The story of a young man and his experiences travelling around the world in his van, including his relationships with various young women, who crossed his path.